Several dozen people gathered this morning in front of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Old Town Eureka to protest the Trump Administration's immigration policies.
Several speakers addressed the crowd, which waved signs emblazoned with slogans like "Keep Families Together," "Refugees Welcome" and "Chinga La Migra," and occasional passing cars honked messages of support. Charmaine Lawson — the mother David Josiah Lawson, the 19-year-old Humboldt State University student stabbed to death April 15, 2017, at an off-campus party — addressed the protesters, leading them in song at one point and asserting that she would stand with them in their efforts to ensure Humboldt County is safe and welcoming for all. Several in attendance wore "Justice for Josiah" T-shirts.
The protest followed a rally and march